Greece Locks Down Muslim Towns Over Coronavirus
Umer Jamshaid 3 days ago Thu 26th March 2020 | 02:24 PM
Greek authorities have quarantined a cluster of Muslim towns in the country's northeast after several cases and a death from the new coronavirus in the area
Athens, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Mar, 2020 ) :Greek authorities have quarantined a cluster of Muslim towns in the country's northeast after several cases and a death from the new coronavirus in the area.
The area in Xanthi prefecture was placed in lockdown on Thursday evening as nine people in the region overall have tested positive for the virus over the past six days, civil protection deputy minister Nikos Hardalias told reporters.
"All residents have been temporarily confined at home. No exceptions are allowed," Hardalias said.
The centre of the outbreak appears to be the small Pomak town of Ehinos, a community of about 2,500.
"Ehinos residents will be provided with food and medicine," Hardalias said.
"It's better to take some measures now than to cry about this later," said Huseyin, the mayor of the local administrative centre of Miki.
Many of them work as migrant industrial workers in other European countries.